We hope you enjoy the free tutorials, tips, and examples on our Web pages covering a range of genealogical record types and research methods.

Tips and tutorials:

  • An informative set of tips, in outline form, for effectively using the PERiodical Source Index by Jennifer Doerflein Hines, a former PERSI supervisor. If you have any questions on these tips, using PERSI, or periodical research in general, Jennifer offers free consulting via email at

Examples of record types:

  • Transcription of a Revolutionary War pension application, showing the wealth of information contained in many of these applications!
  • Transcription of a probate file, showing the types of data available when the deceased did not leave a will.
  • Transcription of a non-probate court case, showing the types of genealogical research leads that may be hidden within them.


Heritage Pathways provides a wide range of educational services for beginning, intermediate, and advanced genealogists. Following is a summary of our educational services.

For Your Society:
  • Lectures by experienced, professional speakers on a wide array of genealogical topics. Click here for our lecture topics!

  • Day-long workshops created for beginning, intermediate or advanced genealogists. Click here for a sample workshop on marriage and divorce records, Love and the Lack Thereof!

  • Orientation and guided tours of the Historical Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

For Your Classroom:
  • Basic genealogy instruction for elementary school children.

  • Classroom/Library instruction for middle and high school students tailored to your needs.

For Your Scout or 4-H Group:
  • Instructional workshops for young people participating in the Genealogy project in 4-H, or working toward a badge in Scouting.

  • Library orientation and tours.


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